Copley Square

By - 4/18/10 - 1:50 pm

Back on October 28, LC tweeted:

homeless man jumped trnstyl #Copley inbound #greenline 520pm, called MBTA CSR racial epithets, wacko had dot accent, mentally ill

Sarah Hopp, meanwhile, tweets:

Pretty sure the racist MBTA attacker is a schizophrenic vet-I've run into him before & he seems mentally ill; needs hospital.

Video of the April 1 attack on a T worker at Copley:

By - 4/17/10 - 2:06 pm

Channel 4 reports T police are looking for the white guy who repeatedly called a worker at Copley station a "nigger" before smashing him in the head on April 1, now that the video has gone public and the worker does want to press charges.

By - 4/16/10 - 8:55 pm

UPDATE: Police now want to find the guy.

The Herald reports on an April 1 incident at Copley station on the Green Line (video possibly NSFW due to language):

By - 4/3/10 - 9:50 am

Sam Baltrusis reports the film crews at the BPL main branch today are from "Boston's Finest," which may or may not become a show on ABC. He also runs down all the other TV and movie scenes filmed at the main branch.

By - 3/28/10 - 1:51 pm

Kid wants his books

Supporters of BPL branch libraries marched to protest possible library closings today outside the main branch in Copley Square.

BPL protest at main branch

The march ended with a walk through the old and new wings of the library.

Courtyard marching

By - 2/26/10 - 8:57 am

Dead umbrellas

Oh, the humanity! Copley Square turned into a battlefield last night as wind and umbrellas clashed - and wind proved the better, leaving the square littered with the detritus of its vanquished foes. Oddjob photographed the carnage (click for far more photos).

Copyright Oddjob. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 2/3/10 - 2:39 pm

I assume that's what the error message on the pay toilet outside the BPL main branch in Copley Square means. But then, I'm a Web geek, so I would think that. Fortunately, both toilets and WiFi await inside the building.

By - 1/6/10 - 6:09 pm

Kath B. captured the moment of impact during an impromptu snowball fight in front of Trinity Church yesterday afternoon.

By - 1/1/10 - 10:15 am

Katken photographed First Night, including this ice sculpture in front of Trinity Church.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

Greg Mackay photographed ice penguins by the Aquarium. Matt Conti videoed the fireworks over Boston Harbor.

By - 12/31/09 - 1:00 pm

Seth Gitlell photographed the giant Venus under construction in Copley Square today. Finn posts another view.

By - 12/30/09 - 9:24 am

Scooterdude discusses the challenges of sailing around Copley Square on a scooter when the wind chill is below zero:

By - 12/24/09 - 8:30 am

BrrBrr

Schuyler Ortega captured the frozen moment outside the BPL main branch in Copley Square.

Copyright Schuyler Ortega. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/13/09 - 1:54 pm

Outbound at Copley, Boston Fireman tweets, although Liv Hauck tweets inbound service is disrupted, too - shuttle buses from Kenmore to downtown. No injuries reported, at least. Traffic is a mess. Firefighters had to put out a small track fire caused by the derailment.

By - 12/6/09 - 2:16 pm

Photoessay on Richard Coit, a.k.a. Scooterdude, the guy you can see on windy days sailing around the square with a scooter and plastic sail - who reports he lost 20 pounds when he first took up his hobby.

By - 11/3/09 - 10:32 am
Carlyle
Carlyle

The MBTA reports Transit Police arrested two alleged gropers last night, one for an incident at Copley station around 10 p.m., the other for an incident this past June in Quincy.

On the Green Line, MBTA Transit Police arrested William Carlyle, 52, of Northampton Street in Boston on a charge of indecent assault and battery after he allegedly put his hands where he shouldn't have on the rear of a Revere woman:

By - 10/26/09 - 11:31 pm

A group of seven current and former employees of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel today filed a federal civil-right suit alleging several years of harassment because of their religion and Moroccan background.

By - 8/30/09 - 2:04 pm

Local 718 tweets the gas leaked out of a chiller in the hotel basement and spread through the hotel's air-conditioning system, shortly before 2 p.m.

Freon is non-toxic, but can cause problems if breathed in in large quantities.

Ed. note: Local 718's feed makes three Twitter feeds related to Boston fire happenings - there's also the official department feed and the feed run by a Boston firefighter.

By - 8/14/09 - 12:25 pm
merry!

The Boston Public Library has posted photos of its collection of old Boston matchbook covers, including this one from the landmark hotel. What other things did the hotel used to offer guests?

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 6/22/09 - 8:43 am

Scooterdude, the guy you see sailing around Copley Square with his plastic sail, was out yesterday enjoying a ride (yes, in the rain), when a family got out of a car and walked to the center of the park with a flag and then stood there:

... I approached them and asked about the flag and their purpose.

They explained that it was the flag of Iran and that they were there to continue a witness to the ordeal the Iranian people are currently suffering in their homeland.

I couldn't help but admire their solitary witness, their commitment and resolution that, despite this dismal day of wind and wetness, they came out to stand for their people and for the democratic principles that all of us share. ...

By - 6/5/09 - 7:47 pm

A curious onlooker e-mailed around 4:45 p.m.:

Some VIP was just visiting the Citizen's Bank on Boylston Street at Dartmouth. With a police escort of several cars and motorcycles, and wired Secret Service guys in a couple of Chevy Tahoes. A big crowd was watching for at least 20 minutes, and no one had any idea who it was, although rumors of everyone from Ben Affleck to General Petraeus were flying. Customers were going in and out of the bank and even they couldn't tell what was going on.